GTTR code W9XD
The course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in relation to Key Stages 3 and 4, and will allow you to teach in England and Wales.
About the course
This course is for graduates interested in teaching design and technology, but who do not have a degree with sufficient coverage of the subject.
As well as gaining a PGCE, you are assessed against the national standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Brighton is one of the UK's largest teacher training universities with an outstanding national reputation. You will have access to excellent resources and a successful teaching team with a wide range of interests.
As part of our drive to build on and improve our initial teacher training all programmes are subject to ongoing review. Some course details may change to ensure our courses are up to date with changes in schools and new government education policy and initiatives.
Individual offers may vary.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 7.0 in all elements.
The Department for Education has introduced Professional Skills Tests in English and Maths for all applicants to teacher training (QTS) routes. These tests are compulsory, and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. Candidates are able to book these tests in advance, and the Department for Education strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application.
The University of Brighton recognises that these tests may present a real challenge to some candidates and we recommend that you prepare carefully before attempting them, as you are limited to only three attempts per test. We recommend that postgraduate applicants have passed the tests before they come to an interview as this will give you a clear advantage. However, if you have not yet passed the tests but have a clear strategy in place, we may well be prepared to consider your capacity to pass and potentially make you an offer of a place subject to their successful completion. When we make such an offer you will be given a clear deadline, usually within 2 months of your interview, so we advise that you plan ahead and book your tests well in advance so that you can organise your preparation.
Details about the tests, including how to register and prepare for the tests, can be found here: www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional
All applicants are required to attend an interview in person either at the Falmer campus or in one of our partner schools.
All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure check.
Degree and/or experience:
Degree or equivalent. If the degree is not technology based applicants should have teaching/industry experience in a related technology field. GCSE English language and mathematics, minimum grade C or equivalent. In-house tests available for candidates without qualifications in mathematics and English.
Areas of study
During year 1, you will develop specialist design and technology subject knowledge.
You will learn about areas such as computer-aided design, electronics and programming, and explore the properties of a wide range of materials.
Tutors will help you identify strengths and areas for development with an individual learning programme tailored to your needs.
You will also explore current issues in education and develop your research skills.
In year 2, approximately two thirds of your time is spent on placements in two different secondary schools. A central theme throughout the year is theory, policy, practice, and at all times you are supported in making links across these three areas.
A school-based mentor works in partnership with your university tutor to provide high quality support and training throughout. Studies at the university develop your subject teaching skills and explore areas such as education policy, different learning styles, classroom management and special needs.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2012-13. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. Different rules apply to research degrees - please contact the Doctoral College for advice.
To help you plan for your time here we will be providing further information about what is included in your tuition fee, and any optional costs you may need to budget for, later in the autumn.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
Bursaries are available for eligible trainees on priority PGCE courses. Bursary amounts will vary depending on the subject route and your degree classification. Find out more about funding.
|Design & Technology (PGCE) (Full time)||[K2BN049]|
|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||12,900 GBP|
Our Falmer campus is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park on the outskirts of Brighton. Approximately 7,000 students are based here.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
Route Leader, (Secondary) Design and Technology
Before making the switch to the education sector, Dean developed his career in engineering. Development, manufacture, installation and commissioning of test equipment and flight simulators contributed to a sound understanding of a wide range of engineering disciplines.
The move to education saw teaching in a range of schools and a development of responsibilities. Dean started at the University of Brighton as a part-time lecturer in 1999 and has been here full-time since 2001, taking responsibility for several Design and Technology routes and contributing mainly to systems & control areas and educational philosophy & practice at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
This course prepares you to teach 11-16 year olds.
The breadth of experiences offered by this course and the focus on new technologies and processes allows you to make a significant contribution to the development of the curriculum in schools.
The course will also prepare you for leadership roles, either within the subject or in a pastoral capacity.